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Eugene Reavey

Two of Eugene Reavey’s brothers,  John Martin (24), Brian (22) were shot dead by Ulster Volunteer Force gunmen who burst into their home in Co Armagh on 4 January 1976.

His brother Anthony (17) was also shot and died later in hospital.  The UVF also shot 3 members of another Catholic family on the same night.  Elements in the security forces claimed the Reaveys were an IRA family – the Historical Enquiries Team later apologised to Mrs Reavey for this false allegation.